||Last Updated: May 25, 2018 - 5:38:02 PM
Simms Primary School Students call on the Governor General
- May 23, 2018 - 4:51:06 PM
Students and teachers of Simms Primary School, Long Island, called upon
Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at
Government House on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.
Tarpum Bay Primary Shines In National Arts Festival
- May 23, 2018 - 4:34:01 PM
Tarpum Bay Primary School students performed for the
E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival adjudicators at the school
recently. School students formed a choir and sang about things
Bahamian, including Bahamian heroes; fourth-grade student Genesis Sands
sang her version of Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never"; and male students
brought Junkanoo sounds and earned an impressively-high score.
Minister Pintard Opens Annual Pancho Rahming Primary School Track & Field Championship
- May 23, 2018 - 4:13:06 PM
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard brought
the official remarks at the opening of the 34th Annual Frank “Pancho”
Rahming Primary School Track and Field Championship, on Wednesday, May
23, 2018, at the original Thomas A. Robinson Track and Field Stadium.
Among those taking part in the opening for the national meet were
Director of Sports Timothy Munnings, Meet Director Mike Sands, Bahamas
Association of Certified Officials (BACO) member Renee Davis, the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force Band and various students...
RBC becomes the first bank to launch contactless payment technology for merchants across the Caribbean
- May 23, 2018 - 1:18:41 PM
Over the coming weeks, RBC will be enhancing
its Merchant Services across the Caribbean region by enabling RBC
point-of-sale devices with contactless payment acceptance, or “Tap” as
it is more commonly referred to. RBC is the first bank in the Caribbean
to offer this for merchants across the region.
“We are proud to be taking these next steps with contactless acceptance
in our markets,” said Rob Johnston, Head, Caribbean Banking, RBC...
CIBC FirstCaribbean MD applauds instrumental move by TSL
- May 23, 2018 - 12:11:52 PM
At the launch of Tug Services Limited (TSL)’s two new tugs, CIBC
FirstCaribbean’s Managing Director (Bahamas & TCI) applauded the
company for making an “instrumental” move to help build the Bahamian
CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Marie Rodland-Allen spoke at the unveiling of TSL’s tug boats Rose and Sampson...
CRFM and FAO launch Pacific-Caribbean Nearshore FAD Fisher Exchange
- May 23, 2018 - 11:23:16 AM
The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the FAO
Subregional Office for the Pacific Islands (FAO SAP) in Samoa are
collaborating to host the Pacific-Caribbean Nearshore FAD Fisher
Exchange – a 12-day study tour in three Caribbean countries.
from four Pacific territories – Cook Islands, Vanuatu, Tonga and Samoa –
arrived in Barbados this weekend for the first leg of the tour,
organized to facilitate the sharing of experiences among stakeholders
from the Pacific and Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
More than 50 graduate from neighbourhood watch program
- May 22, 2018 - 10:49:49 PM
Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames brings remarks
during the Graduation Ceremony for the National Neighborhood Watch
Council Training Program, on May 14, 2018, at the Police College
Auditorium. More than 50 persons from various communities throughout
New Providence graduated in that first group, with training sessions
planned for communities throughout the country. (BIS Photo / Eric Rose)
Vera Watkins sworn In as Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
- May 22, 2018 - 10:34:02 PM
Vera Watkins (left) was sworn in as Acting Chief Justice of
the Supreme Court by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling during a brief ceremony at Government House on Tuesday, May
(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
RBDF Passing Out Parade
- May 22, 2018 - 6:39:41 PM
Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames addressed the New
Entry 55 & Woman Entry 24 Passing Out Parade at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force
Base on May 18, 2018 at which there were 111 recruits who completed
of basic New Entry training. Minister Dames is pictured
centre, with Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Commodore
Tellis Bethel, centre left. Minister Dames is also inspecting the
guard, and presenting awards to Marine Recruit Phenton Miller, winner of
Training Officer Award; Marine Recruit William Murphy, winner of Best
Male Recruit Award; and Marine Recruit Christin Reckley, winner of Best
Female Recruit Award...
Exuma's Naima Nixon Shows Talent in National Arts Festival
- May 22, 2018 - 4:02:53 PM
St. Andrew's Anglican School student Naima
Nixon sings a slow-tempo rendition of the song "Cups", during the E.
Clement National Arts Festival Exuma Adjudications, held at St. Andrew's
Anglican Church, George Town, Exuma, on May 15, 2018. The song is a
modern version of the Carter Family's 1931 "When I'm Gone" and was
featured in the movie "Pitch Perfect". Naima listens intently to Music
Adjudicator Trent Elliott Davis as he gives tips on song choices that
best showcase her voice, and on stage mannerisms. (BIS Photos/Eric
PM Minnis tours Grand Bahama’s ‘Goombay Land’ ahead of Official Re-Opening
- May 22, 2018 - 3:30:22 PM
During his monthly visit to Grand Bahama on Friday, May 18, Prime
Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, toured the family-owned ‘Goombay
Twenty-one years following the closing of the
property, which originally opened in 1989 by Reginald, also known as
“Mr. Reg,” and Denyse Albury, the family oriented business has scheduled
a re-dedication and grand opening for June 2018...
Department of Public Health First Nurses Month Bowling Competition
- May 22, 2018 - 3:10:01 PM
Nurses of the Department of Public Health celebrated Nurses Month 2018
with a fun night at Mario's Bowling and Family Entertainment Palace,
recently. Eight teams competed for a Floating Trophy donated by Bahamas
National Breastfeeding Association (BNBA). A team from Princess
Margaret Hospital also participated. The Floating Trophy was won by the
combined team of Blue Hill Road and Coconut Grove clinics. Teams wore
these colours:Blue Hill Road/Coconut Grove Clinics -- Blue, Nursing Administration -- Lavender...
Medal Presentation for Family Island Nominees of 'Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year'
- May 22, 2018 - 2:09:58 PM
The Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, centre,
hosted a medal presentation ceremony for Family Island Nominees of the
'Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year' at Government House on
Friday evening, May 18, 2018. The students are pictured proudly
displaying their medals and trophies. At centre-right is Dr. Ricardo
Deveaux, president and CEO of the Bahamas Primary School Student of the
(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
National Arts Festival Holds Workshop Session for Exuma Teachers
- May 22, 2018 - 2:01:03 PM
The E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival, in conjunction with the
Ministry of Education, held a workshop session for Exuma teachers at the
L. N. Coakley High School, in Moss Town. It was an opportunity for the
team, led by Senior Cultural Officer Sonovia Pierre, to listen to
concerns from the educators, as well as give pointers as to what is
expected in the various disciplines for next year. Among those making
presentations were Drama Adjudicator and Cultural Icon Philip Burrows,
Dance Adjudicator and Cultural Icon Lawrence Carroll...
AG Bethel addresses financial services industry officials on Register of Beneficial Ownership Bill
- May 22, 2018 - 1:13:31 PM
The recent introduction of the Register of Beneficial Ownership Bill,
2018 in the House of Assembly, provided the Government of The Bahamas
with an opportunity to take a proactive stance against certain global
initiatives the country is currently facing with regards to the
financial services industry.
And also signaled “the urgency for
the Administration to have a meaningful consultation on this issue” with
members of the local industry...
Minister Lloyd to request Increased funding for BTVI
- May 22, 2018 - 1:01:38 PM
Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd declared that we need the
best and brightest in technical and vocational fields as he delivered
keynote remarks at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute’s
(BTVI) Commencement Ceremony at Melia Nassau Beach on Friday, May 18,
With the increased demand for technical and vocational
graduates not yet being met through BTVI, and in light of the country’s
insistent need for more persons with those skills, Minister Lloyd stated
that his Ministry is requesting increased government funding for BTVI...
University of The Bahamas Academic Regalia
- May 21, 2018 - 9:11:18 PM
The University of The Bahamas Commencement Ceremony honours and
celebrates the hard work, dedication and perseverance of our students
who are proudly crossing the threshold to become graduates of our
beloved institution. As a time-honoured tradition, Commencement has
special significance for all academic communities and ours is no
Message from OAS Secretary General on Elections in Venezuela
- May 21, 2018 - 7:58:09 PM
Yesterday was an infamous day for democracy in the Americas. Faced with
the strength of democracy in the regional consciousness, the dictator
Maduro tried – without success – to give a democratic veneer to his
And that is impossible. Totalitarianism and
democracy cannot coexist. The elections of yesterday in Venezuela were
an exercise without the minimum guarantees for the people....
Alpitour World Introduces New Flight to Grand Bahama Island
- May 21, 2018 - 9:46:11 AM
As the market for direct airlift from European countries has expanded
throughout The Islands Of The Bahamas, Grand Bahama Island has steadily
become the destination of choice when it comes to attracting the Italian
With miles of white-sand beach and a tranquil
environment, Grand Bahama Island and its local stakeholders have been
well positioned to benefit from the summer charter service...